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First Year Studios

Home Base for First Year Students

Room 101 and Room 102 Open Hours:
Monday - Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 am

Wood Shop, Plaster Room and Computer Lab Open Hours:
Wood Shop, Plaster Room and Computer Lab Open Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 - 3:00 pm and 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wood Shop, Plaster Room and Computer Lab are also open during regularly scheduled First Year 3D Classes for students enrolled in those classes.

FYS Wood Shop
FYST (First Year Studios)
Oakland Campus

First Year Students Only Under Staff Supervision


Amanda Simons

Studio Operations Manager

About the First Year Studios

First Year Studios contains two classrooms Room 101 and Room 102, a Computer Lab, a Plaster Room and a Wood Shop. Room 101 and Room 102 contain large-scale shelving for class project storage, heavy duty work tables, lockers for faculty teaching supplies, large flat screen TVs, and several pedestals. Room 101 also has a photo documentation station and two movable presentation walls. The Computer Lab offers 8 Mac computers, one black and white printer and one photo documentation station. The Plaster Room contains a plaster sink, plaster hand tools, wax pots and other casting supplies. Our Wood Shop is fully equipped with woodworking equipment, tools and worktables.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Charcoal
  • Clay
  • Ink
  • Masonite
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plaster
  • Wax
  • Wire
  • Wood

Tools and Equipment

  • 1 Table Saw
  • 2 Band Saws
  • 1 Drill Press
  • 1 Compound Miter Saw
  • 1 Scroll Saw
  • 1 Planer
  • 2 Lathes
  • 1 Disc / Belt Sander
  • 1 Oscillating Spindle Sander
  • 1 Grinder
  • 1 Router Table
  • 2 Foredom Rotary Tools
  • Power tools
  • Hand tools for wood


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